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Cargill Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company going through high volume change"

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Human Resource Consultant in Wayzata, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, the company has a good culture and the organization is experiencing positive effects in terms of better business performance due to strategic efforts to be more competitive and agile across diversified spaces

    Cons

    The high volume of change across the entire company has created a great deal of change fatigue and there are numerous large scale changes that make it feel fairly chaotic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving change but don't lose focus on ensuring employees feel valued by company based on both monetary and non-monetary benefits.


  2. "R&D Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - R&D Engineering Intern in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Cargill part-time

    Pros

    The R&D group is a great place for chemical engineering based continuum modeling.

    Cons

    Did not work long enough.

  3. "Middle of the Road"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cargill full-time

    Pros

    401k matching and Profit Sharing plans are good. PTO/Sick as bucketed together but new hires starting with 20 some days. Really flexible in offices with work from home and alternate schedules

    Cons

    "All about the bottom line" mentality sends jobs off shore and out-sourced. A lot of processes that were working smoothly two years ago are now more of a headache - training in new people from other countries every few months.


  4. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with great resources.
    Endless career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the business unit you’re in it can be challenging to standout due to the sheer number of employees.
    Some businesses still believe in the old mentality that you must relocate every year or two to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and understand the majority of households are now dual career.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Wayzata, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wayzata, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership and ownership that really cares about making a positive difference in the world, actively promotes and encourages diversity, and is making big strides in restructuring and refocusing on core businesses.

    Cons

    Salary could be a bit higher; efforts to cut cost by outsourcing and reducing corporate travel have had negative consequences

    Advice to Management

    It's hard to quantify, but focus on the total cost of cutting spending - sometimes saving pennies here can cost you dollars somewhere else.


  6. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The management at Cargill is an inclusive environment, with a lot of diversity. They have embraced alternate work arrangements.

    Cons

    The company is on change overload, sweeping changes are rapidly occurring globally too much too fast.

    Advice to Management

    SLOW DOWN! Be more systematic in changes and aware of impact to ALL departments and layers or organizations.


  7. "Accounting clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Policies are made at a location that is not local.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who do the actual work

  8. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit package, opportunites

    Cons

    often set unrealistic goals


  9. "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversified with many different business units.

    Cons

    Large corporation that has lots of employees and sometimes you feel like just a number.


  10. "Glass door is unfair"

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    Current Employee - FSQR Associate in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - FSQR Associate in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cargill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was told that if I entered my salary OR write a review that I could unlock additional salaries. I see now that this a ploy to complete both.

    Cons

    But if I must... the con for this company is that you have to have a flexible schedule. Decent pay, good benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Make receiving pay during STD leave pay easier through the Standard! I feel like I had to jump through hoops.


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